Oct 02, 2019 7:00 PM

Screened at seventeen film festivals globally (Canada, Turkey, UK, USA, Portugal, India, Ireland, Nigeria) and winner of five film awards (Best Trailer, Best Actress, Audience Award, Best Performances Award and Creativity Award), it gives us great pleasure to invite you to Be Kind Movement's London Premiere of it's multi-award winning short film ITSY at the prestigious Curzon Theatre on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 7pm-9pm.  Please join the uber talented cast and crew, filmmakers, friends and guests for an impactful screening, an inspiring and fun evening, mingling over canapés, drinks, and last but not least, a goody bag to take away (for VIP ticket holders only)! Ticket options: VIP ticket: £50.00 with discount £45.00 if buying more than one. Code: Multiple inc canapes, drinks, film screening, goody bag and charity donation. Entrance from 7pm-9pm.  Standard ticket: £25.00 inc canapes, film screening and charity donation (DOES NOT INC DRINKS and GOODY BAG - cash bar available) Entrance from 7pm-9pm. Film only ticket: £10.00 inc film screening and charity donation (DOES NOT INC FOOD, DRINKS and GOODY BAG - Cash bar available). Entrance between 8pm-9pm ONLY.  NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR 100% of funds raised via ticket sales go directly to support the charity's educational plans for women and children: 1. Showcasing ITSY to school children to facilitate emotional well-being through creative learning, thinking and dialogue; 2. Granting small bursaries to young women to further their educational or vocational pursuit into the media and entertainment industry. thereby addressing diversity and creating a sustainable future generation.  Story: A lonely and anxious woman gets befriended by a spider who helps her to see herself and the world differently, and ultimately finding a friend in her next door neighbour, who she is initially suspicious of. Press and film festival quotes: ‘Itsy’ Tells You How An Act Of Kindness Can Set A Soul Free - Indie Shorts Magazine “We’re honored to recognize these changemaking, gripping films that illuminate the challenges of our time...(and) continue to spread a global message of positivity and hope. - A Show for a Change Film Festival Brilliantly carried off by Boswell’s highly engaging lead performance, this is a spiritually underpinned morality tale that shows acts of kindness – no matter how itsy-bitsy – can be powerful. - Close up Culture 'Itsy is a statement on the power of kindness for ALL beings. Your story is original and also profound. Hard to imagine that opening one’s heart to a spider could be life changing and affect so many.’ - Clieveland International Film Festival 'Your film was well done, well acted; the subject matter - very important and delivered with charm and heart. A soft glove - you didn't beat the viewer over the head.’ - Women in Film Seattle Film Festival We would love your support on the evening for the wonderful cast & crew and for our cause and wook forward to seeing you. Be Kind Movement Team

Jul 13, 2019 11:00 AM

A unique introduction to 16mm film, this hands-on workshop explores film’s plastic materiality and explains the techniques of analogue moving image. Attendees will learn about how 16mm film and projectors work, with a chance to handle film and draw on its surface to create unique effects. Once you start to touch and become engaged in the surface of film, its material and projected images come alive, creating a direct relationship between your own hand and the film’s material. By drawing and scratching into the emulsion surface of celluloid film, this class explores the basic techniques of animation and the optics of moving image, including composition through time, tempo and abstraction. Students will also learn basic 16mm technologies such as how to use a splicer and a 16mm projector. Don’t miss this chance to explore one of plastic’s early and prolific uses, as well as learn about traditional film techniques.   Tickets £3/5 (concession rate applies to under 18s, students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists) This workshop is open to all ages, though may not be suitable for very young children. Bea Haut is an artist who works mainly with16mm film her work alludes to perceptions of inter-related moments, spaces, and actions in between. Regarding the mutating dialogue between the self and her surroundings, the artist also uses the stuff of the everyday as material and subject of these works. During the 90s she worked with Loophole Cinema, and recently has been producing Analogue Recurring, a 16mm screening event in London. She is a co-founder of Film in Process which is an artist-run service for B&W 16mm process and print in the UK. Her films have been shown internationally in festivals such as Media City Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Alchemy and at venues such as the Museum of Moving Images, New York, the ICA, London, and as part of Visions in the Nunnery at the Nunnery Gallery. Raw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea. The exhibition reveals the story of east London's central role in the invention and early development of plastics, showcasing some of the very first plastic objects alongside newly commissioned artwork which tell the story of this material’s remarkable journey. Read more about the exhibition here. Raw Materials: Plastics has been made possible through the generous support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the project’s academic partner UCL.

Jun 26, 2019 2:00 PM

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (afternoon) & Thursday, June 27, 2019: Just after the official Film Florida Meetings end starts the Industry Summit. June 26th Industry Summit 2pm-3pm, Wednesday, June 26th Film Finance: Working without a State incentive, strategies for financing your Florida film. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Milan Chakraborty, Ash Grayson, Krysanne Katsoolis Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   3:15pm – 4:15pm, Wednesday, June 26th Industry Insiders: What do sales companies and distributors want in a film nowadays. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Milan Chakraborty, Ash Grayson, Krysanne Katsoolis Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   4:30pm – 5:30pm, Wednesday, June 26th Casting Panel: Strategies for finding the right talent for producers, directors and studios. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speaker: John Jackson Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   7pm- 9pm Reception: attendees, industry, panelists, FREE  Place: Hyatt Place Lobby Bar   June 27 Industry Summit 8:30am – 10am Breakfast meet and greet mingle (everyone responsible for their own meal). Datz Restaurant 180 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701 10:15am – 11:15am, Thursday, June 27th Distribution: Best Practices for securing the right Distribution deal and successfully marketing your film or digital project. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Milan Chakraborty, Ash Grayson, Krysanne Katsoolis and Folayo Lasaki Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   11:30am – 12:30pm, Thursday, June 27th Legal: Explore the role entertainment attorneys play in filmmaking. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Scott Goldberg and Krysanna Katsoolis Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch   1:45pm – 2:45pm, Thursday, June 27th Florida Crew: Do we have enough? How good are Florida crews? How does FL keep the talent in State. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Elayne Schmidt, Jim Bigham, Jonathan Chambers, Michael Brown, Joe Belcastro and Danny Canton Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room.   3:00pm – 4:30pm, Thursday, June 27th Producing: Making TV, Film, and Digital Content. What can you the content creator do to maximize your productions in the Sunshine State. Hollywood Executives delve into how you need to cast, produce, distribute and market your projects. Moderator: Dave DeBorde Speakers: Milan Chakraborty, Ash Grayson, Krysanne Katsoolis, Joe Belcastro, Folayo Lasaki and John Jackson Place:  Hyatt Place Conference room. SPEAKERS KRYSANNE KATSOOLIS Katsoolis is a veteran of the film and media business. Katsoolis is an entertainment attorney and began her career in business and legal affairs at Miramax Film Corp, working in both NY and London. Katsoolis experience includes all aspects of the film and television industry including acquisitions, co-production, packaging, financing and distribution. Katsoolis has structured media deals on a global basis and with most of the major film and tv company including NBC, Fox,Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, BBC, CBC, Amazon, A&E,Lifetime, Sundance Channel, Discovery Networks, PBS, National Geographic, ARTE, and Lionsgate.Most recently, as CEO and President of Liquid Media Group, Katsoolis took the lead in creating vertically integrated media venture. With Joshua Jackson as Chairman, Katsoolis was instrumental in taking the company public on the NASDAQ market (NASDAQ: YVR). As CEO Katsoolis acquired an interest in animation, visual effects and gaming studio Waterproof Studios based in Vancouver and assembled a slate of film, tv and gaming IP for production through its vertically integrated studio facilities. For Liquid Media Group Katsoolis secured more than 100M in production financing for the company’s studio level intellectual property and established a 50m a year debt fund for productions for the company. In 2018 Katsoolis established VIEWPARK to curate and produce content. Katsoolis has invited some of the most esteemed producers, writers and directors into the VIEWPARK including Mario Van Peebles, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Gosling. Viewpark will release films, documentaries andtelevision content and has secured the right to produce and stream live music events, a slate she is producing with Jimmy Kimmel at ABC. Some recent deals set up by Katsoolis under VIEWPARK include Ozi, a film in producton with Leonard DiCaprio’s Appian Way and producer Mike Medavoy; $30M P&A for a feature animation Arctic Justice with Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Angelica Huston and John Cleese; three films with Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope including Abandoned Heights with Stephen Dorff, Mira Sorvino, Academy Award winners F Murray Abraham and Laurence Fishburne; and Mainstream directed by Gia Coppola with Andrew Garfiled and Jason Schwartzman. VIEWPARK has secured a $20M fund for horror and genre projects and has slated 5 projects of budgets between $2.5-$5M under this fund. MILAN CHAKRABORTY Milan Chakraborty is a 15-year veteran of the film industry after a career as an auditor/Certified Public Accountant. He started his career at Warner Bros. ("WB") and New Line Cinema ("NLC”), where he performed detailed reviews of 10 feature film productions with budgets ranging from $5 - $200 million.  Productions include: WB:  BATMAN BEGINS – London; DUKES OF HAZZARD – Baton Rouge!; V FOR VENDETTA – Berlin and NLC:  HISTORY OF VIOLENCE – Toronto. In 2008, Milan left the big studios to focus on independent films, and has since produced 14 features including the 2014 film WHERE HOPE GROWS, which won the HEARTLAND AUDIENCE AWARD in 2014 and world premiered at DIFF, 2013 Sundance competition film THE LIFEGUARD starring Kristen Bell directed by Liz Garcia and MY FRIEND DAHMER directed by Marc Meyers, released in November 2017 and “certified fresh” by ROTTEN TOMATOES.  He was an Executive Producer for the Sam Levinson directed film, ASSASSINATION NATION, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently Milan was an EP of PLUS ONE that won the audience award at the 2019 Tribeca Film Fest and was released in 2019. ASH GREYSON When it comes to the world of digital technology and media, Ash Greyson is one of the leaders in this ever-changing industry. With more than 20 years of multimedia experience, Greyson is an innovator, a change-maker and expert in helping companies transition to the digital universe. In a space full of consultants, gurus and mind-numbing strategists Greyson is measured by results. Greyson has worked with a number of clients, including Netflix, Pure Flix, Cablevision, Fremantle Media, Original Productions, UPtv Network, Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Syfy Channel, Sony Pictures, Fox, Nat Geo Network, Hallmark Channel and countless others, overseeing and implementing digital and social strategies for major motion pictures, book releases and internet properties. Without exception, his clients see explosive growth on social media and noticeable conversion to brand advocacy. Greyson has a knack for rolling up his sleeves to tackle the impossible. He is an attractive digital marketer because he has the ability to see around corners and connect editorial and marketing in a way that captures audiences.  As a director/producer, Greyson has collaborated on many music videos with artists such as Grammy Award winner “Weird” Al Yankovic and Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant. His present work can be seen across the dial, from A&E to TBN. He also produced the best-selling music video in Soundscan history.  In 2012 he founded Ribbow Media Group, a digital media and data services firm that combines science art and empathy to deliver results for the entertainment industry. Known as Hollywood's secret weapon Ribbow has redefined digital success for many premier studios. With over 100 films managed in the last 6 years Ribbow has helped deliver more than $1Billion in box office revenue. Understanding how algorithms interact with real human behavior gives Ribbow a true edge that redefines success at the box office.  JOE BELCASTRO Vice President of Creative WWE. Lead Writer // Showrunner // Producer // Talent Development for WWE Televison and Network Programming.   Prior to stepping behind the camera, Joe was a journalist covering the film industry for five years. WWE offered him a Staff Writer position for their live traveling global television shows, Monday Night RAW and Smackdown. From there, he progressed through the company serving as a Producer, Head Writer and Showrunner for various TV and Network programming. Currently as a Vice President of Creative, he oversees all content of WWE's third global touring brand, NXT; while also helping with talent development at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. SCOTT M. GOLDBERG, Esq.Law Office of Scott M. Goldberg, PLLChttp://www.goldbergfloridalaw.com Attorney Scott Goldberg has been practicing law in Florida for over 15 years. Mr. Goldberg’s practice includes Entertainment Law (Film, Television, Music, Authors, Artists, Models, Actor, etc.), Intellectual Property Law (copyrights, trademarks, and licensing), Business Law (company formation and structuring, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, etc.), Multimedia Law, and Internet Law. In addition to his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Goldberg also has a Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Goldberg counsels clients on business and financing structures for their entertainment and media companies. For his film clients, Mr. Goldberg provides production legal services during development, pre-production, principal photography and post-production stages, and distribution legal services. Mr. Goldberg also counsels clients on copyright and trademark matters concerning their companies, film, television, and music projects. FOLAYO LASAKI // VP, Head of Marketing-SoulpancakeFolayo Lasaki is a marketing executive, creative, and brand strategist who specializes in creating innovativecampaigns for digital and traditional media.  Currently Folayo is VP and Head of Marketing at SoulPancake, the award-winning content studio founded by actor Rainn Wilson, now a division of Participant Media. At SoulPancake Folayo oversees brand, content, and social media marketing as well as communications, distribution, and strategic partnerships. A 15-year entertainment industry veteran, Folayo has held marketing positions for companies includingVariety, Landmark Theatres, Hollywire TV, Film Independent, IFP, and FILMMAKER Magazine. Folayo isalso Principal + Founder of entertainment marketing and communications firm, Striped Elephant. She is amember of IADAS, is a voting member of the Telly Awards, and sits on the board of directors of WIMMIES| Women in Media. Folayo is a graduate of Pepperdine University and UCLA, and resides in Los Angeles. She can often be found making a mess in the kitchen, or waxing poetically about women and representation in media. JOHN JACKSON - CASTING DIRECTOR John Jackson is a casting director known for the Oscar & Golden Globe nominated films The Descendants and Sideways.  John has cast all of Director Alexander Payne's films, including his most recent film Downsizing starring Matt Damon.  Payne and Jackson have a working relationship that involves what Jackson describes as “constant communication,” and the two are completely collaborative in casting decisions. “I have access to my director on a daily, hourly, weekly basis. When we’re on location or at the studio, I always have his ear and he mine,” Jackson says.  DAVE DEBORDE - MODERATOR  Dave DeBorde is an active filmmaker, professor of Cinematic Arts at Lipscomb University, and overall content creator. One of his more recent efforts is the feature film romantic-dramedy, Old Fashioned, which broke a box office record in it’s 1st weekend and enjoyed a nation-wide theatrical release. DeBorde has been hired to write and produce a multinational Romantic Comedy currently titled, Matryoshka, which will film in both America and in Russia, with a concentration on St. Petersburg and Moscow. Not satisfied with only one project, DeBorde has also joined the Sewanee Ironmen of 1899’ team as a producer. DeBorde took over Lipscomb University’s Film program and built it from a no name department into a top 30 Film school regardless of category, according to a recent publication ranking. In addition to DeBorde’s teaching duties, he also created the popular educational program for the Sunscreen film festival, which was rated by MovieMakermagazine as one of the world’s top 25 most attractive film festivals because of the educational tracks. Those Sunscreen classes, workshops and special events have featured: John Travolta (actor, Pulp Fiction), Bill Cobb (actor, Night at the Museum), Tim Sexton (writer, Children of Men), John Jackson (casting director, Sideways), Sean Covel (producer, Napoleon Dynamite), Ralph Winter (producer, Wolverine), Dean Batali (writer/producer, That 70’s Show) and several other notable industry celebrities and professionals.

May 01, 2019 6:30 PM

Drawing on the vast field of Anthropological research  we aim to explore the ambigious relationship between anthropology and film. This begins with questions concerning the nature of visual anthropology, and what kinds of films anthropologists might produce and why? What does it mean to claim to represent reality? What is the relationship between ethnographic and fictional film making? What does it mean to depict other people in our films and images, and is there an ethical responsibility to the people a filmmaker chooses to represent? We will also explore how swift advancements in technology have altered the course of anthropological film making, and explore whether this has enable anyone to become an anthropologist. The short course will introduce you to a diverse range of viewpoints within the fields of anthropological investigation, including: Visual Anthropology Digital Anthropology The Anthropology of Film & Media These different approaches will be drawn into conversation with documentary, Virtual Reality, and other forms of film making. Please be advised to our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] This is a ten week course.

Oct 02, 2019 6:30 PM

Drawing on the vast field of Anthropological research  we aim to explore the ambigious relationship between anthropology and film. This begins with questions concerning the nature of visual anthropology, and what kinds of films anthropologists might produce and why? What does it mean to claim to represent reality? What is the relationship between ethnographic and fictional film making? What does it mean to depict other people in our films and images, and is there an ethical responsibility to the people a filmmaker chooses to represent? We will also explore how swift advancements in technology have altered the course of anthropological film making, and explore whether this has enable anyone to become an anthropologist. The short course will introduce you to a diverse range of viewpoints within the fields of anthropological investigation, including: Visual Anthropology Digital Anthropology The Anthropology of Film & Media These different approaches will be drawn into conversation with documentary, Virtual Reality, and other forms of film making. Please be advised to our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] This is a ten week course

Jan 15, 2020 6:30 PM

Drawing on the vast field of Anthropological research  we aim to explore the ambigious relationship between anthropology and film. This begins with questions concerning the nature of visual anthropology, and what kinds of films anthropologists might produce and why? What does it mean to claim to represent reality? What is the relationship between ethnographic and fictional film making? What does it mean to depict other people in our films and images, and is there an ethical responsibility to the people a filmmaker chooses to represent? We will also explore how swift advancements in technology have altered the course of anthropological film making, and explore whether this has enable anyone to become an anthropologist. The short course will introduce you to a diverse range of viewpoints within the fields of anthropological investigation, including: Visual Anthropology Digital Anthropology The Anthropology of Film & Media These different approaches will be drawn into conversation with documentary, Virtual Reality, and other forms of film making. Please be advised to our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected] This is a ten week course

Jul 04, 2019 5:00 PM

529 Club - Thursday 4th July 2019 Join us for another FUN FILLED EVENING of networking with other Film & Media Professionals This July we will be back at our new venue in central London for the 529 Club. The Comedy Bar is just at the back of Leicester Square and has easy access from both Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Tube stations. There are also some parking bays on the street that is free after 6:30pm What is the 529 Club? The 529 Club is a monthly informal networking club run for and by industry practitioners based at Pinewood Studios. It is an ideal opportunity to share ideas, contacts and best practices, you may even identify possible areas for collaboration, or it's just a good excuse to meet your neighbours! In May 2019 the 529 Club moved to central London's Comedy Pub, just around the back from Leicester Square. Why not come and join our eclectic mix of interesting and lively Pinewood-based regulars who are full of surprises; you're always in great company at the 529 Club! We look forward to seeing you there! To learn more about the 529 Club, check out our website www.529club.co.uk All guests will have their names on a guest list and will be given their food vouchers on arrival if purchased THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND ASSISTANCE

Jun 25, 2019 4:00 PM

Join us for the launch of the Post-Industrial Forum, a unique global community for leaders driving the post-industrial transition. Decode the Disruption. 
Build the Future. The rapid progress of technologies such as machine learning, intelligent agents, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, distributed ledgers, and additive manufacturing is resulting in dramatic structural changes in all industries. For the first time in the history of the human species, we have exponential technology development coupled with massive decentralization. We are now seeing the beginning of a post-industrial civilization. This goes beyond “digital,"it is change on an anthropological level.  (For more background, see this white paper.) Brought to you by the Post-Lean Institute in collaboration with industry partners, the Post-Industrial Forum is a unique global community for leaders driving the post-industrial transition. We will bring together executives, investors, policymakers, and technologists, connect the dots, and collaborate to build an exciting and prosperous future. Who should attend? Corporate leaders Investors (GPs and LPs in private equity) Policymakers and policy advisors Agenda 16:00 Networking, refreshments 17:00 The Post-Industrial Transition:
 Rethinking Business & Society Frode L. Odegard
 CEO, Post-Lean Institute 17:45 Panel Discussion, audience Q&A Pete Swabey (moderator)Editorial director, EMEA. Thought LeadershipThe Economist Intelligence Unit Toby LewisCEO, Novum InsightsCo-Founder, Global Corporate Venturing Helen Disney Founder and CEO, UnblockedEventsFounding Partner, Dots Ventures Alan Grogan, Executive PartnerData, Platforms, Analytics, IoT, AI and Cognitive IBM Global Business Services (GBS) Dr. Suran Goonatilake OBEVisiting Professor, Computer ScienceUniversity College London (UCL) 
18:15 The Post-Industrial Forum: Accelerating the Transition Frode L. Odegard
 CEO, Post-Lean Institute 19:00 Networking and refreshments 20:00 Close Speakers Frode OdegardChairman and CEO, Post-Lean Institute Frode is a thought leader in next-generation, post-industrial management science. His major focus is on how corporates, investors and policymakers can best navigate humanity’s transition to a post-industrial civilization and economy. A serial entrepreneur since his high school years, Frode’s multi-disciplinary background stretches from theoretical computer science to the boardroom. He has a deep background in organizational design and a passion for history, linguistics, disruptive technologies, and philosophy. When not at work on post-industrial management tools, he can be found in the dojo practicing traditional Iwama style Aikido. Pete Swabey (moderator)Editorial director, EMEA, Thought LeadershipThe Economist Intelligence Unit Pete is the editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit's thought leadership division in EMEA. He specialises in technology and has managed research projects on topics including digital transformation, the hyperconnected economy, the future of work and the evolution of marketing. He has presented this research at a range of conferences and has moderated discussions at a number of The Economist Group's own events. Before joining The Economist Group in October 2013, Pete was editor of enterprise IT magazine and website Information Age and head of technology research for business-to-business publisher Vitesse Media. Toby Lewis, CEO, Novum InsightsCo-Founder, Global Corporate Venturing Toby Lewis, innovation monitoring company Novum Insights’ founder and CEO, is a highly energetic serial entrepreneur and prolific analyst, straddling the worlds of tokens, technology startups, venture capital and data science. He was one of the co-founders of analyst group Global Corporate Venturing, where he led the analytics team. Lewis has written regularly for the Wall Street Journal and spoken at numerous international technology conferences including during the World Economic Forum. Helen DisneyFounding Partner, Dots VenturesFounder and CEO, UnblockedEvents Helen Disney is Founder and CEO of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education and information and a Founding Partner of Dots Ventures. She was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She is also a member of techUK’s DLT working group and co-founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association (BBFTA). Previously, she set up a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on educational outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation. Prior to moving into fintech, she set up and ran a European network of 120 public policy think tanks for 15 years and has been regularly featured in the media including being a former editorial writer for The Times. Alan GroganExecutive Partner | CBDS Service Line LeaderData, Platforms, Analytics, IoT, AI and Cognitive IBM Global Business Services (GBS) Alan leads the area of IBM that helps his clients embed every client function, decision and process with Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and IoT. He has over 15 years of data and analytics expertise working at the forefront of the Big Data and Analytics industry during which he has helped countless companies and government bodies transform and even reinvent their approaches around data. His achievements have seen his work covered in many prestigious publications including The Financial Times, CMO.com, TechUK and i-CIO.com. He is currently ranked in the Top 100 list of Data Leaders in the UK and is a regular market and industry commentator to market analysts. Dr. Suran Goonatilake OBEVisiting Professor, Computer ScienceUniversity College London (UCL) Suran is the co-founder of several deep-tech companies. He did his Phd in machine learning at UCL and along with fellow students co-founded Searchspace, a company that detects ‘unusual patterns’ in financial transactions (e.g. insider-dealing), which was acquired by Warburg Pincus. He is the co-editor of two books, ‘Intelligent Systems for Finance and Business’ and ‘Intelligent Hybrid Systems’. He also co-founded the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, an initiative that finances and nurtures luxury fashion designers in London, and has produced feature films and several television series. Suran has been featured in Ad Age’s Creativity 50 and was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005.

Jul 02, 2019 10:00 AM

The UK film industry is one of the biggest in the world, with £1.9bn being spent on feature film production in 2017. The UK is home to some of the world’s biggest movie franchises, including Star Wars, Harry Potter and James Bond as well as a thriving independent movie scene. On this course you will uncover the secrets of the cinematic world; explore race relations in America; watch a western that breaks all the conventions of the genre and find out how to deal with a zombie invasion in north London! This is a course that celebrates the history of film, from the early days up to the 21st century. You will get to work with professional cameras and editing equipment and benefit from an industrytrained media technician. Visits include the BFI London Film Festival, the BFI Library, the Into Film Festival and workshops and master classes will help sharpen your skills. 

Jun 26, 2019 7:00 PM

MATV (Malden's Media Center), in collaboration with the Arlington International Film Festival, presents “Film Shorts” – Screening & Discussion on June 26 Enjoy a diverse selection of short films and digital stories by local media-makers, each followed by a discussion with the producer. “Film Shorts” will take place on Wednesday, June 26, from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Markey Performance Center (auditorium at the Malden Senior Center), 7 Washington Street in Malden. The event is free but please register in advance. More info at www.matv.org/screening. Still image from “Spiritual Don,” a film by Anthony Martinez about a London-based rapper, an excerpt of which will be screened at “Film Shorts” on June 26.

Aug 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Join us for a screening of The Andre Trilogy: three films by James N. Kienitz Wilkins which explore the veracity of media and reality as constructed by entertainment. Special Features (2014) is a lo-fi interview exploring a mishap. In TESTER (2015), a private eye recounts a complicated case, set against an unedited BetaSP tape. B-ROLL with Andre (2015) combines stock footage with imagery shot using a GoPro camera to present an anonymous monologue about a prisoner’s dangerous dream. The three films were produced in sequential technological formats (BetaSP, MiniDV, HD) to correspond to the timeframes of each story (prequel, original, sequel).   James N. Kienitz Wilkins  James N. Kienitz Wilkins is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn, New York His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Migrating Forms, Ann Arbor, CPH:DOX, MoMA PS1, BAMcinemaFest, Images, and beyond. In 2016, he was awarded the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2017, he was included in the Whitney Biennial, and a retrospective of his work was showcased at Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (RIDM). In 2018, he premiered new work in a solo show at Gasworks (London) and the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Geneva). He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.  

Jun 22, 2019 12:00 PM

The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees in the following areas: Animation Audio Movie Games Music Business Web We offer a range of exciting short courses in Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. Meet staff and students Learn more about our courses Learn about your career opportunities Get admissions advice Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Please book one person interested in studying with SAE Institute. One ticket is valid for yourself and any friends and family accompanying you. Find out more about what SAE can offer at www.sae.edu/gbr   Download Schedule